Speakers

The Undergraduate Educational Experience at Caltech

Jonathan N. Katz
Jonathan N. Katz
Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics, Chair, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
15:00~15:50,November 21st, 2013

Abstract:

The talk will briefly review the undergraduate educational experience at Caltech. Special attention will be focused on the Institute core requirements and the integration of research into the undergraduate program.

 

Research Interests::

His research sits at the intersection of political science, economics and statistics. The primary focuses of his work are on the development of statistical methods for the social sciences and their empirical applications, particularly to questions about elections and public policy.

  • Education:
  • 1990S.B, Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • 1992M.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • 1995Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Experience:

  • 2001-2006Director of Graduate Studies, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences,
  • Caltech
  • 2007-Division Chair, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences,Caltech
  • 2012-Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics, Caltech

Awards and Honors:

  • 2008 Inaugural Fellow, Society for Political Methodology
  • 2011 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Science